Mid-Shore STEM Fes­ti­val planned for Nov. 10 at col­lege

Sunday Star - - MID-SHORE CALENDAR -

WYE MILLS — The sec­ond an­nual Mid-Shore STEM Fes­ti­val will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 10, at the Eastern Shore Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, on the Chesapeake Col­lege cam­pus in Wye Mills. The event will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the pub­lic.

The Mid-Shore STEM Fes­ti­val is be­ing hosted by the Univer­sity of Mary­land Ex­ten­sion 4-H Pro­gram, and is fo­cused on pro­vid­ing hands-on science, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math learn­ing for youth of all ages and their fam­i­lies.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays and sta­tions, tours and demon­stra­tions. Youth can learn about foren­sic science, re­cy­cling and en­vi­ron­men­tal top­ics, en­to­mol­ogy, wildlife ecol­ogy, art, elec­tric­ity and cir­cuits, in­sects, GIS/ com­puter map­ping and more.

Also, there will be tours of Chesapeake Col­lege, in­clud­ing an ex­pe­ri­ence with some of the health care sim­u­la­tion tech­nolo­gies and equip­ment. This is a great event to make ca­reer con­nec­tions and learn about the fu­ture of science and science re­lated ca­reers and op­por­tu­ni­ties.

New fea­tures for 2018 in­clude STEM ac­tiv­i­ties for younger au­di­ences (preschool and early ele­men­tary age) pro­vided by the early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment from 10 a.m. to noon and demon­stra­tions from the Ma­son Dixon Search Dogs Inc.

Bring your kids to par­tic­i­pate dur­ing the Mary­land Science Fes­ti­val here on the Mid-Shore on Nov. 10 for a fun science-filled day. Lunch and re­fresh­ments will be for sale.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Navonne Owen, UME Caro­line County 4-H, at nowen@umd.edu or 410479-4030. This is an equal op­por­tu­nity and equal ac­cess pro­gram.

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